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Serge Pertuis

Riberac, Aquitaine, France

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Overview

  • 20 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 60, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • I am a teacher in economics.
  • I studied Farming and economics in F...
  • From Peyrignac, France
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To discover The USA, country and people; I have read books from my early teens , I have watched cartoons and movies! I need now to meet people and see the country!

ABOUT ME

It all started when I was very young, 8 or 9 years old. I discovered books and comics and I started to travel in my mind.Since, I haven't travelled that much; in fact exclusively in Western Europe: Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Czek Republic, Spain and Portugal
Of course, country I know the best is France and still, it's such a diverse country that I have plenty to discover.I have lived and studied in England for two years when I was twenty.
At the time I am on a year long sabbatical.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe in men and women.
I trust my current friends and friends to come, my daughters, my family.
Carpe diem; in the same time, never forget that earth is unique!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting, surfing, activities... there’s a lot to do here. What’s your favorite way to get involved?Well, I am new on Couchsurfing and right now, the easiest thing for me is to host people. I have a nice house, somewhere west of Périgord, a lovely place, but quite a drive from Bordeaux or Périgueux; I am very fond of my country and every summer, I organise trips for friends or family to discover Périgueux, Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion, Brantôme.My aim, is also to get on with couchsurfers as I plan to travel the States : California, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Chicago, New York city,...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted friends, friends of friends, friends of my daughters from all over the world: Canada, Guatemala, England, Germany, Polynesia, Pakistan, Latvia, Switzerland, Scotland, Australia...One experience among others was with Carlos, A Guatemalan boy friend of my elder daughter; he stayed at home for a week: time to chat and discover prehistoric caves in Southern Périgord. Last year was another great time with Julia's parents from Latvia: they were in France for a fortnight and I drove them discovering the hilly countryside around my house, french food and every thing which was so different from their country.
These experiences weren't with couchsurfing network but objectives were quite similar.

Interests

I am interested in plenty of different topics: above all by people and friendship.
It runs from farming and ecology to rugby, nordic walking and cooking.Cinema,economics and politics, prehistory are other subjects I am very keen on.

Music, Movies & Books

Assez éclectique en matière de livres, j'en ai toujours plusieurs en train; après des années de "recherche", je viens de découvrir Philip Roth, je lis actuellement " La tache". Ce gars là est un superbe écrivain! Sinon, j'aime aussi les romans policiers: Douglas Kennedy; j'ai savouré il y a quelques mois la trilogie de Millenium de Stieg Larson, et puis aussi l'ethnologie, avec une collection "Terre Humaine" qui a publié et fait connaître Claude Levi-Strauss, Jean Malaurie, Jacques Lacarrière, Margaret Mead....About recent movies, I loved " Lost in translation"," The Ghost writer", " Avatar" " Inception" " True grit"...and Clint Eastwood as an actor and film director.With a group of friends, we meet once a month to watch a film and talk about it; then comes the time for "great competition " answering a questionnaire, having food and wine and good fun together.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Difficult to focus only on one thing!
I would mention discovering The Alhambra Gardens, in Grenade, Spain, in the early morning, beginning of July in the mid nineties, a daydreaming!
Second, last year I went hiking on my own for seven days around " Mont Blanc", the highest mountain in Europe. A fabulous experience!

Teach, Learn, Share

As I wrote answering about whom I can appreciate, I would be happy to meet with different people who can show me the place where they live, who would like to talk about their job, their family ...
I can talk and share with people about Europe,France, economics and politics; we can do that while cooking and enjoying a good wine.
I am very fond of books and literature and also cinema.
I am also very interested in ecology and sustainable growth;
At last, I can share my experience in farming, and organic gardening.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom

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